|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
When renting out the Farmhouse with EXCLUSIVE use in July / August the large open plan kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine , washing machine. In addition to the guest lounge there is a family lounge with a plasma TV, DVD and Freeview. EXCLUSIVE use of the private heated pool (July/Aug), the garden is fully enclosed and includes a “kitchen garden” alongside a flowered area. Secure car parking is provided. The property has 3 bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and two with twin beds. Each bedroom has an en suite comprising of toilet, wash basin with mirror and shower. There is a guest lounge where you can relax and enjoy a quiet read from our small library of novels and local books. 2 course bbq can be provided on arrival night for summer rentals. If you are on a B&B basis then breakfast and dinner can be taken in our open plan kitchen / dining room with views of the private swimming pool and garden or on the terrace.
La Tannerie is a 200 year old farmhouse which has been renovated to a high standard. We are located in the centre of the village of Vix and within a 2 minute walk of an excellent bakers, award winning butchers, convenience shop, take-away and eat in pizza restaurant serving salads, pizza, sandwiches, chemist, post office . It has been renovated by local artisans and brought into the twenty first century, retaining some of the 200 year old features, making it a warm and inviting home which we share with our cat. The property benefits from a private heated swimming pool (heated May to September, subject to weather conditions) and enclosed walled garden with a lawned area, flower beds and a kitchen garden. There are sunbeds for you to relax in and a outside dining table with large umbrella. We sleep up to 6 people, 3 bedrooms (1x kingsize bed and 2 bedrooms with twin beds in each), all with en-suite shower rooms and have English and French televisions in each. WIFI is free throughout the property. There is a large kitchen/dining/breakfast room along with a reading lounge for relaxing (when renting the exclusivity of the Farmouse you also have access to the family lounge with leather sofas, English television with a flat screen and DVD. We are located in the South Vendee and are just 40 minutes away from the beautiful town and harbour of La Rochelle and the stunning Ile de Re with sandy beaches and quant villages. If you enjoy cycling then we are have bikes available for you to use to explore the local area, cycling along the canals to the next villages.
We are within the heart of the Marais Poitevin which is also known as the Venise Verte (Green Venice) and is world renowned by artists who come here for the light, the variety in the innumerable shades of green and to capture the magic of this enchanting area. The landscape is criss-crossed by a system of canals lined by willows and poplar trees. The river Sevre runs through our area for fishing and hiring of river flat bottom boats for punting up and down benefiting from the peaceful country land. There are many pretty villages including Coulon (often referred to as the capital of the Venise Vert), Damvix and Arcais. At each of the villages you can hire a flat bottom boat to explore the canals. We are just minutes away from some great fishing spots and a local nature reserve with wildlife.
Emma and David Barton purchased this farmhouse in 2010
We are within easy reach of La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendee beaches, the forest of Mervent and one of the most beautiful villages in France, Vouvant.
The area is filled with canals and therefore very flat perfect for cycling, walking or even just taking a picnic down by the river. There is also a local bus service from Vix to La Rochelle which will take you through some of the local villages and providing a lovely afternoon's adventure.
Vix also offers two local award winning wine producers with wine tasting available.
The house has been renovated by local artisans and brought into the twenty first century, retaining some of the 200 year old features, making it a warm and inviting home to stay in.
All bedrooms are en suite, the master bedroom benefits from a king size bed, free wifi is provided throughout the house. English and French cable flat screen televisions are provided in each bedroom.
The swimming pool is heated and the garden provides a perfect area to relax in.
Meals can be arrange for those who would like to relax and enjoy local produce in the evening rather than going out.
Perfect hosts in a perfect house/home can't wait to come back, food amazing
Unbelievable hosts who made our stay so welcoming, comfortable and a memorable experience of France
Very good hosts, food excellent, accommodation to a very high standard, definitely be coming again.
Fantastic stay, pool was great fun, very relaxing, beautiful home.
Great time, great food, excellent hosts and a great base for La Rochelle.
One word, 3 syllables FAB-U-LOUS !!!! has the absolute WOW factor, hostess's with the mostest, beautiful scenery, never slept so long in my life such comfortable beds, totally relaxing.
Saturday is our change over day for the Farmhouse and Apartment.
Arrival after 16:00 and departure no later than 10:00
In July and August the Farmhouse is rented on an EXCLUSIVE / SOLE basis only, including EXCLUSIVITY to the heated swimming pool, Farmhouse, gardens.
Arrival is after 16:00 and departure no later than 10:00 for all accommodation options.
Notes on prices:
Exclusive Farmhouse Rental Accommodation, sleeping up to 6 people
First Floor Gite, sleeping up to 4 people
B&B Accommodation (including a French Continental Breakfast)
€60 per room, per night for 2 people
3 nights plus; €55 per room, per night for 2 people
Emma and David are great hosts who did everything possible to make our stay totally memorable. Both of them are also fantastic cooks, so meals were as good as anything you might hope for in France. In addition their house is very comfortable with all modern amenities, yet blends completely with the local environment - wonderful!
Really enjoyed our stay at La Tannerie with Emma & David. The house was beautiful and very well maintained.Whatever else you do try Emma`s evening meals,she is a marvellous cook. Surrounding villages very pleasant especially Coulon and Arcais. Highly recommended.
Two nights in a beautifully restored, spacious old property. We were looked after royally by our hosts, Emma and David. They could not have done more to ensure our comfort and enjoyment, including serving up delicious food (and wine!). Didn't get a chance to use pool, but it looked first class
This was our third stay with Emma and David and it keeps on getting better. We had a fantastic holiday in their beautiful modern and immaculate house.
Nothing is too much trouble and they are the perfect hosts - there if you need them but not in the way. They always make us feel very welcome and the kids love them both! We even enjoyed fresh veg from the garden.
The area has plenty to do if you want to get out, without being too busy. Worth a visit - Puy du Fou, Futuroscope and Parc Pierre du Brune. We spent a good week of our fortnight just relaxing by the pool however - bliss.
Thank you Emma and David for another great stay - I am sure we will be back!
Very goo and would highly recommend the villa and the area
We had a great week in this lovely gite. A well equipped kitchen, very clean throughout, comfy beds and all the tv channels. Great when the olympics is on! The children loved the pool and my husband the barbecue! Would definitely come again and recommend to friends.
40 minute drive to La Rochelle and the Ile de Re beaches.
50 minute drive to La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendee beaches
6 hours, 30 minutes from Calais
4 hours from Caen
40 minutes from La Rochelle Airport
1 hour from Poitiers Airport
1 hour 10 minutes from Nantes Airport
2hours from Bordeaux Airport
12 minutes away is Fontenay-le-Comte our nearest town
30 minutes away you will discover Mervent forest where you can walk or cycle within this beautiful area of forest and lakes.
40 minutes to La Rochelle, which is a beautiful historic harbour town with numerous restaurants located around the port, a colourful daily food market and cosmopolitan shops.
45 minutes to Ile de Re, you will find many villages and small towns to visit.
90 minutes are the theme parks of Puy de Fou and Futuroscope.
Within a 2 minute walk we have a bakers, butchers, 2 convenience shops, chemist, bank, post office, take-away pizza restaurant and a snack bar serving salads, sandwiches, lasagne and pizza to either eat in or take-away
12 minutes away is Fontenay-le-Comte our nearest town with many shops, supermarkets, restaurants and a market every Saturday morning.
Evening Meal (24 hours notice)
€24.00 per person, four courses plus half a bottle of wine and coffee
€20.00 per person, grand BBQ with salads, dessert and half a bottle of wine
Packed lunches (24 hours notice)
€7 per person, packed in a cool box (half a baguette with filling (ham, cheese, tuna, egg, salad) crisps, fruit, yoghurt and a cold soft drink)
*A charge or deposit will be required
We operate a non smoking policy within the house
No pets are allowed